Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University

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Position ID:Duke-DGHI-RS [#11171]
Position Title: Research Scholar or Assistant Research Professor/Evaluation Research
Position Type:Non-regular rank faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Global Health
Appl Deadline:2018/06/30 (posted 2018/05/14)
Position Description:    

Research Scholar in Evaluation Research at Duke University

The Duke Global Health Institute Evidence Lab announces a PhD-level Research Scholar position (or Assistant Research Professor depending on qualifications), to start as early as July 1, 2018, for a minimum of one year, and renewable for additional years contingent upon performance and funding. The position is based in Durham, North Carolina, but may require ~20% international travel annually.

Overview of DGHI

The Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) was created in 2006 to address health disparities in our local community and worldwide. Recognizing that many global health problems stem from economic, social, environmental, political and health care inequalities, DGHI brings together interdisciplinary teams to solve complex health problems and to train the next generation of global health scholars. More information on its leadership team, board of advisers, financing, and impact is at http://impact.globalhealth.duke.edu/.

Overview of the DGHI Evidence Lab

In 2014, DGHI launched the Evidence Lab (https://globalhealth.duke.edu/evidence-lab) which has its mission is to conduct objective and high-quality evaluations of global health programs, interventions, and technologies in order to provide evidence of impact with the aim of informing policies, programs and/or funding decisions. To achieve this, the Evidence Lab utilizes rigorous research designs paired with cutting-edge methods to collect and analyze data to understand whether health programs are having their intended effect. Our team conducts a range of studies from formative research to assess the feasibility of an innovative health service intervention to randomized controlled trials to test the effectiveness of a health program being taken to scale in a low-resource setting. Key areas of expertise within the Evidence Lab and DGHI more broadly include maternal, adolescent, and child health, mental health, HIV, health systems strengthening, and intervention research. Note that a core principle of the DGHI Evidence Lab is to strengthen the evaluation capacity of our local and project counterparts on collaborative projects.

Position Description

The Evidence Lab is now seeking a Research Scholar with expertise in mixed methods evaluation research. Working closely with the Director and other Evidence Lab team members, the Research Scholar will lead and/or contribute to currently funded evaluations of maternal and child health interventions being implemented in East and West Africa, contribute to other NIH-funded intervention research in Tanzania, and will also help drive forward the Lab’s research agenda by expanding into new research areas and seeking additional funding opportunities.

This position requires conducting wide-ranging evaluation research in global health, publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and participating as a thought leader in forums that discuss the value of evaluation and measuring impact.

Required Education, Experience, and Skills

• A PhD in a relevant global health field (health services, epidemiology, psychology, sociology, or a closely related field) • At least 2 years of relevant experience in working in low- and middle-income countries Strong quantitative analysis skills [SAS, SPSS and/or STATA ] (required) • Strong qualitative analysis skills [Nvivo] (or a willingness to learn) • Strong publication record or indication of potential to publish • Ability to develop innovative research approaches to answer critical programmatic and policy questions • Ability to help mentor and supervise junior staff members at Duke as well as international collaborators • Proven record of outstanding written and oral presentation skills • Ability to work as part of a team and perform under deadline pressure • Project management and multi-tasking skills • Working on grant proposal development, including writing, meeting with collaborators, and reviewing proposal opportunities • Obtaining IRB approvals for our studies • Experience writing proposals and competing for grants and contracts from diverse government and foundation sources • Fluency in English and at least one other language strongly desired • Ideal candidate will be self-motivated and will be able to work independently

This position is under the direct supervision of the DGHI Evidence Lab Director, Joy Noel Baumgartner, PhD. The Research Scholar/Assistant Research Professor will be a member of the Duke Global Health Institute and a core team member of the DGHI Evidence Lab. There are numerous opportunities for professional development within the Duke academic environment and the director will work with the Research Scholar to develop an individualized plan to optimize access to professional development resources.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.


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Further Info:
https://globalhealth.duke.edu/evidence-lab
email
919-681-7711
 
Trent Hall, Room 115
310 Trent Drive
Duke Box 90519
Durham, NC 27708

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